Hearts On Fire Valentine’s Blog Hop (Feb. 10th – 14th)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you ready to get hopping? We are and that’s why this blog hop starts today, Feb. 10th and goes through Feb. 14th.

The Grand Prize (given away by Close Encounters and Read Between the Lines)  for this hop is this Gorgeous heart pendant with a 20 carat lab ruby and 14k gold chain! (Shown below.) Included as well are various Signed paperbacks by many of the authors in this hop.

This hop is sponsored by Eve Langlais, Kym Grosso, Victoria Danann, Close Encounters of the Night Kind, and Read Between the Lines.

Here’s how to hop…

1.) Kym, Eve, and Victoria have supplied the first nine items on the list of Top Ten Favorite Valentines/Romantic movies and Top Ten Favorite “pick up lines”. YOU provide #10. Comment with your answers and email to enter for the site prize.

2.) Click here to view all 10 of the Free ebooks I’m giving away.

3.) Then go to the next hop site on the list below and repeat.

4.) Don’t forget to go here to also enter the GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE.

(20 carat lab ruby, signed paperback series of Immortals of New Orleans – Kym Grosso, and signed paperback series of Black Swan – Victoria Danann, plus a fabulous SWAG bag from Eve Langlais.) http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZTVjN2Q1MGI3NjJkMGNiZTA0OGU5OGUwYjdhODRmOjIx/

TOP TEN FAV VALENTINES/ROMANTIC MOVIES

1. The Princess Bride – Eve (because I love a giggle with my romantic fairy tales)

2. Pretty Woman – Eve (gotta love a poor girl/rich guy flick)

3. Warm Bodies – Eve (Zombies can be sexy, lol)

4. Sabrina – Kym

5. The Proposal – Kym

6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Kym

7. A Walk in the Clouds – Victoria

8. The Notebook – Victoria

9. Made in Heaven – Victoria

10. _______________________ What’s yours?

TOP TEN FAV “PICK UP” LINES

1. Eve’s Corny p/u lines: Did you sit in a puddle of maple syrup? Because you have a swe-e-e-t ass.

2. Eve: Do you live in a corn field? Because I’m stalking you.

3. Eve: Your lips look so lonely. Would they like to meet mine?

Note from Eve: Funny how most pickup lines are from guys to girls, and have to do with sex. lol. Then again, can you imagine a woman going up to a guy and saying “Hey gorgeous, I brought along my ten inch ruler because I’ve got a feeling you’ll measure up.” Hehehe.

4. Kym’s Corny p/u lines from movies: “Do you wash your pants in Windex? Because I can see myself in them.” ~Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,

5. Kym: “You know, it’s dangerous for you to be here in the frozen food section… Because you could melt all this stuff.” ~My Blue Heaven

6. Kym: “I couldn’t help but notice that you look a lot like my next girlfriend.” ~Hitch

7. Victoria’s fav lines that actually worked on me: (The lifeguard.) “You all might as well go home because this storm isn’t going away. (looks at me) Except you. You stay and we’ll go swimming.”

8. Victoria: “Have you seen Jeff?” “Who’s Jeff?” “Who cares? What’s yourname?”

9. Victoria: “You’re my pick for student body president. Run and I’ll make sure you get elected.”

10. ___________________ What’s yours?

Excerpt from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) by Victoria Embers – Free at Amazon

For MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

“You complete me,” he said.

I traced the outline of his square jaw and rested the tip of my finger in his cleft of his chin.  “La mia ragione di vita,” I replied in the language of Fanged that he had taught me over the past few months, meaning ‘my reason for living.’

Another gleam from the moon shone upon his face, his bright eyes sparkled with a savage knowledge beyond lust and desire, one of sheer hunger.  He would be mine.

Before I could stop him, he slashed at his well-toned chest with his nails.  Lines of blood formed across his muscles.

“Drink of me.”

Then he resumed making love to me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him.  With only a few thrusts from my vampire lover, the Wolf in me instantly awoke.  Warm rushes of power and hunger rose up in me.  The Wolf was coming for me and I wouldn’t be able to deny him.

“Let it go,” he whispered.  “Drink of me.”

The moon bathed him in its lush glow and I couldn’t resist marveling at his naked form.  He was exquisite.  His thick, muscular chest glistened with blood and sweat and I held on to his shoulders as I drove my hips down upon him, feeling his magnificence surge deep inside me.  Each stride I took sent me ever closer to him forever.  I took his mouth with a savage intensity I had never known and then I lavished my kisses upon his chest, licking his blood and sweat in long, broad laps.

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About Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) by Victoria Embers

Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

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1. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 53. Brandy L Rivers
2. Read Between the Lines 54. MYTHICAL BOOKS (INT)
3. Eve Langlais 55. Regina Morris (INT)
4. Kym Grosso 56. BGillian’s Blog
5. Victoria Danann 57. Dana Delamar (INT)
6. Alexandra Anthony 58. Kendall McKenna – Love & Dog Tags
7. A.R. Von DreamZ of Dragons 59. Rosanna Leo
8. Lena Hillbrand 60. Randi Alexander
9. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews 61. Lusty Penguin Reviews – US
10. Susan Arden 62. Share My Destiny (INT)
11. Minding Spot 63. Michelle Lowhorn
12. Natasha Blackthorne 64. Kate Baum
13. Lena Loneson 65. Renea Mason
14. ThatsErotica 66. Victoria Embers
15. MaryLynn Bast 67. Book Liaison
16. Susan Griscom 68. Jessica Jayne
17. Morticia Knight 69. J.A. Garland “Where Fantasy Becomes Reality!”
18. Michel Prince 70. Crystals Random Thoughts (INT)
19. Dianne Hartsock -Int. 71. Misa Buckley
20. May Water’s Erotica 72. Cassandra Giovanni
21. Craves the Angst 73. Linsey @ My Little World – Books ‘n’ Things
22. Amber Kallyn (INT) 74. Dana Littlejohn
23. Draven St. James 75. Tabitha Conall
24. Deal Sharing Aunt USA 76. Barbara Hicks
25. Love Bites and Silk Ties (INT) 77. 2 Bibliophiles Guide
26. Traveling Cats 78. Laura Greenwood
27. Lea Barrymire (INT) 79. Jodi Redford
28. Dianna Hardy 80. Booklover Sue
29. Author Wendy Ely 81. Valerie Twombly-Author
30. Booked & Loaded 82. Penny For Them
31. Nya Rawlyns 83. Danielle Duncan
32. Nya Rayne 84. Desiree Holt
33. Shannan Albright 85. Paulina Woods
34. It’s All About the Romance! 86. Cristina
35. Vikki 87. KaSonndra Leigh
36. Kristine Cayne 88. Alicia @ Addicted Readers (INT)
37. Victoria Vane 89. Bookswagger
38. Elizabeth Morgan 90. Lesa
39. Romance Novel Giveaways 91. Danielle @ Coffee and Characters (INT)
40. JL Oiler 92. Michelle Graham
41. Nikki Prince 93. Imagine a World (INT)
42. Tempeste O’Riley 94. Beverly @ The Wormhole
43. Catherine Wolffe 95. J.R. Pearse Nelson
44. Eden Glenn 96. Bookworm Bridgette
45. Jezebel Jorge 97. Elizabeth Lawerence
46. Sedona Venez 98. Hennessee Andrews
47. Crazy Four Books (INT) 99. Nessie Strange
48. Susan Frances, Romance Author (INT) 100. Mandy Harbin
49. Allison Merritt (INT) 101. Karen Mercury
50. Surviving Being Me 102. Ambrielle Kirk
51. H.K. Sterling 103. Jocelyn Dex: Demons Do It Better
52. Shelli Rosewarne (INT) 104. Romance Novel Giveaways

Manday Hotties Blog Hop (Dec. 23rd)

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Happy Monday and Merry early Christmas! For this week’s Manday Monday Hotties Hop, I’m featuring a favorite David Gandy photo of mine. Enjoy!

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Hugh Jackman (My Manday Hottie) – Dec. 16th

Happy Monday! For this week’s Manday Monday Hotties Hop, I’m featuring Hugh Jackman. Enjoy!

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Manday Hotties Hop (Dec. 9th)

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Happy Monday! For this week’s Manday Monday Hotties Hop, I’m featuring a favorite David Gandy photo of mine. Enjoy!

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Manday Hotties Hop (Nov. 25th)

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Happy Monday and Happy early Thanksgiving! For this week’s Manday Monday Hotties Hop, I’m featuring a favorite David Gandy photo of mine. Enjoy!

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Loving the Ink – Monday’s Manday Hottie Hop (Nov. 18th)

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Happy Monday everyone! Today is the Manday Monday Hotties Hop sponsored by Felicity Heaton. I’m featuring pictures of a few amazing guys. Ink anyone?

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Winners in the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop

I’d like to thank everyone for participating in the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop, sponsored by Love Lust and Lipstick Stains.

Four people have won their choice of receiving an Kindle ebook of Redemption (My Vampire Lover #2) or a $3 Amazon gift card.

Our winners are:

  • D. Newman
  • kimmyl
  • BookLady
  • vampedchik

Congrats to our winners!

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Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop Starts Today! (8/5 – 8/8)

Welcome to the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop sponsored by Love Lust and Lipstick Stains!

Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to give you the chance to win an awesome bundle of books as well as read some great posts. Be sure to go to each blog and comment with your email to up your chances of winning. Each comment counts as an entry! Our lovely bloggers are also offering individual prizes so be sure to check them out. Simply click on the banner below to keep hopping! summerlovinprizepic

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Four people will be randomly selected and receive a $3 Amazon Gift card. Winners will be announced after the blog hop ends August 8th.

To be considered, put your email address in the comment on this page.

 Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) is free and starts off the series. I’m including an excerpt from it for you to read. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by and good luck!
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Click the image to download Conquest on Amazon for FREE.

“Don’t hold back this time.  I will bite you when the Wolf comes for you.  Just tell me when.  You’ll be okay.  I’m here.  Taste my blood again.”

I felt his warm, wet tongue dart in my mouth, sucklingly my bottom lip.  A sting of pain surfaced.

I shrieked, quickly pulling away from him.

He held me fast in his arms.  Again I tasted the sweetness of blood, but this time it was my own.  Carefully, I licked my bottom lip where he had bitten me.  Our eyes locked.

A surge of ecstasy rocked through me, similar to the feeling I had had when I first met him under our terrible beginning circumstances.  I recognized it then, just as I recognized it now.  He was the other part of my being, the other half of my heart.  A very unlikely find in a non-werewolf creature outside my pack and outside my realm, but there he was.  And I knew it as I met his gaze.  His gaze devoured me.  My vampire lover.  My soul mate.  La mia ragione di vita.  My reason for living.

“You complete me,” he said.

I traced the outline of his square jaw and rested the tip of my finger in his cleft of his chin.  “La mia ragione di vita,” I replied in the language of Fanged that he had taught me over the past few months, meaning ‘my reason for living.’

Another gleam from the moon shone upon his face, his bright eyes sparkled with a savage knowledge beyond lust and desire, one of sheer hunger.  He would be mine.

Before I could stop him, he slashed at his well-toned chest with his nails.  Lines of blood formed across his muscles.

“Drink of me.”

Then he resumed making love to me fiercely, refusing to stop.

I stared at the streams of blood rolling down his chest as I rode him.  With only a few thrusts from my vampire lover, the Wolf in me instantly awoke.  Warm rushes of power and hunger rose up in me.  The Wolf was coming for me and I wouldn’t be able to deny him.

“Let it go,” he whispered.  “Drink of me.”

The moon bathed him in its lush glow and I couldn’t resist marveling at his naked form.  He was exquisite.  His thick, muscular chest glistened with blood and sweat and I held on to his shoulders as I drove my hips down upon him, feeling his magnificent cock surge deep inside me.  Each stride I took sent me ever closer to him forever.  I took his mouth with a savage intensity I had never known and then I lavished my kisses upon his chest, licking his blood and sweat in long, broad laps.

We will be together.

I leaned my head back, exposing my neck completely.  “Do it.  Do it now.  He’s here!”

Answering my request, he pulled me into his embrace and sank his teeth into my neck.

I cried out, instantly thrusting myself upwards to meet his fanged kiss.  A flood of raw, electrifying sensations exploded inside me and multiple orgasms rocketed through my body.

He lifted me slightly off the bed and drank from me, holding me gently in his arms the whole time.

I pressed my back into his firm hands and focused on meeting his tempo as I rode him.  The room began to spin.  Blood trickled down my chest, running past my belly button and along the inside of my thighs.  A delightful shiver of fear passed through me as my vampire lover shuddered and came inside me.  I will be his.

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Conquest: My Vampire Lover Part #1 (Free)
Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

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Redemption: My Vampire Lover Part #2 (.99)
Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack. Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets of her own and wonders if the vampire willing to help her escape is an enemy or friend. Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

Win 2 Ebooks in the Hot Paranormal Nights Blog Hop (July 25th-30th)

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The Hot Paranormal Night Blog Hop BEGINS TODAY!
Join over 50 authors and bloggers today, July 25th through July 30th as we celebrate things that go bump in the night. This blog hop is hosted by authors Tricia Schneider and Kallysten. Please click on their names to visit their Amazon Author pages.

Each blog will feature an excerpt from one of the author’s own books and possibly a giveaway.

What Can I Win?
Here on my website, I asked one of my author friends, Ally Thomas to participate.
Read our excerpts below.
Download 2 of our FREE ebooks!
AND
Two people will win 2 ebooks related to the excerpts given.

To be considered, put your email address in the comment on this page.

You can win……
Redemption (My Vampire Lover #2) by Victoria Embers (Kindle ebook)
Cover art by Sable Grey
Cover art by Sable Grey
AND
Darlings of Decay by Ally Thomas and over 30 other Zombie authors (Kindle ebook)
Cover art by Damon Za.
Cover art by Damon Za.
To ENTER:

As I said above, please comment on this blog article to be entered in this giveaway. You can comment only 1 time and be sure to include your email address. Two winners will be randomly selected August 1st and announced on or before August 3rd on my website here. Click the Follow Via Email button (top right) to make sure you find out who wins.

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Excerpt from “Conquest: My Vampire Lover (Part 1)” – FOR MATURE AUDIENCES, 18+

As I lavished the taste of him, moving up and down on his shaft, he spread his toned legs wider, slightly bending his knees.

I forced him further into my mouth, letting the tip of his head tickle the back of my throat.  With each long stroke of my sucking, I devoured him whole-heartedly.

“You are eager tonight.  Aren’t you?” he asked as he pulled me up off my knees, holding me firmly in his masculine arms.

He shoved me into the bed and pinned my body against his.  Letting his gaze penetrate mine, he stared at me and released his fangs.

A gasp escaped my lips.  “Yes,” I whispered.

He lowered his head and kissed the inside of my neck.  Quickly I felt the sharp edge of his fangs tracing the places where he had kissed me as his hands explored my breasts.  Gently he ran his fangs along the contours of my shoulders and chest.

Shivers of warm ecstasy rippled through me.  To be his forever.

“Take me please,” I demanded, glaring up at the ceiling.  I slammed my arms into the bed, grabbing the satin sheets tightly in my grasp.  I arched my back upwards to him.  “I want to be with you forever.”

“With all your heart?” he asked.

Wrenching my hands together, he held them before him.  His eyes glowed, fierce.

The palms of my flesh grew numb and I froze.  In his darkened bedroom where I spent my days alone and confined, I could only hear his threatening voice.  Being with him every night was what I lived for.  I longed to be his one true love.  It didn’t matter that I was different than him.

“Yes, I want to be yours forever.”  I pulled my body to his, forcing myself off the bed as difficult as it was to do.  His hands bit into my wrists, but the pain didn’t matter.  “I’ll forsake everything to be with you.  Have I not proven that to you time and time again?”

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Start the series for FREE at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords with CONQUEST: My Vampire Lover (Part 1)

About Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part 1) 
Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.

About Redemption (My Vampire Lover Part 2)
Before Caroline fell for her vampire lover, she met Raphael, a warrior of the Dark realm under difficult circumstances. Raphael’s father, the dark lord Asmodeus is killing off her family and presents Caroline as a pet to Raphael. Caroline has secrets and wonders is the vampire willing to help her escape an enemy or friend? Realizing he must take action, Raphael works quickly to persuade the werewolf beauty who has claimed his heart to leave with him at once if he has a chance of setting her free.

Learn more about Victoria Embers at Amazon.

Excerpt from Zombie Wolf: The Next Generation #1 (Ally Thomas) – YA Paranormal Romance

Crossing her legs again – left knee over right and then right knee over left – she couldn’t get comfortable.  “I’m not human.”

“What are you then?” I asked.

“I’m were.”

“What do you mean?”

“Whatever, dude.  Werewolf, you know.”  She flicked her long blond hair over her shoulder and then gathered it up into a ponytail and started playing with it.

I wanted to bury my head in her thick hair.  I’d never seen such a honey blond hair color, except maybe on some of the fledglings of the vampire angel, Michael.  All my kind had the ‘dark look’ as we call it.  Both my mom and dad, a vampire and a werewolf had black hair and dark features.

“That’s not what my family calls it,” she retaliated.  “It’s just being ‘were’.  I haven’t gone through the change yet, so technically I’m not…”

Before she could finish her sentence, she started convulsing.  Her blue eyes rolled up in her head.  This was not going to be easy…at all.

I rushed to her side.  Of course, she was oblivious to my movements, but I knew I had to keep her from getting away from me or leaving my room.  It was my only chance.  It was her only chance.

I wrestled with her, finally pinning her into the large recliner.  “Hold still,” I shouted.  Christ, I don’t even know your name, I thought.  The realization stabbed into my heart.  How fucking sad, I said to myself.

“How fucking sad, is this?” I asked her as she thrashed about.  At times, her long hair covered her face.

She growled at me.  Viciously.  Sadistically.  When she threw her head upwards, I saw the demon virus surface in her white eyes.  She struggled against me, biting, snapping, heaving her head, the only part of her body she could move, at me.  A faint smell of roses hit me.  Strawberry shampoo, I wondered.  I’ve got to at least know your name.

Suddenly visions of my demonic aunt flashed before my eyes.  The stories my mom and dad had told me.  The images I had seen myself, in my nightmares.  The snakes.  The hounds.  The pits.  The pain.  The torture.  The sacrifices.  It was the origin of the new virus, the one I had feared my entire life would finally arrive, the one passed on to me when my demonic aunt had bitten my mother when she was pregnant with me.  Succumbing to it and becoming one of them was Hell for human, werewolf, vampire, or zombie.  The virus didn’t play any favorites.  Somehow my mother survived and I was born mostly normal.  It didn’t affect me.  Well…sort of.

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Cover art by Damon Za.
Cover art by Damon Za.

Read the full short story, Zombie Wolf: The Next Generation Excerpt by Ally Thomas, as well as Zombie stories by more than 30 authors, for FREE at Smashwords in Darlings of Decay.

About Zombie Wolf

At twenty-four Zachary has been through many zombie outbreaks and knows how to stay alive. He’s been so good at killing zombies for so many years that he makes a living at it. He claims it’s the reason he has the nickname the ‘Zombie Wolf,’ even though he knows that’s not the case.

With time and space travel being as common as the Internet and cell phones, Zachary and his team travel often to kill zombies and rid the solar system of total infestation. Now in the year 3015 A.D., more sightings of zombies are being reported on Planet Earth, but no one knows how to kill these snake-like creatures. Zachary’s destiny unfolds when he comes face to face with the next generation of zombie and an innocent bystander gets bitten. He considers killing the attractive girl because she’s as good as dead anyways. But when he sees she has a werewolf mark, same as what he has, he knows he must save her.

About Ally Thomas

Amazon bestselling author Ally Thomas loves writing paranormal books that showcase vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and any furry monsters who go bump in the night. Her Vampire from Hell series has been on the Top 100 bestsellers list in Fantasy at Amazon since 2011.

Ally lives in the south with her husband and unproductive furry co-workers including two cats and a dog. She is currently working on the next installment of her popular paranormal fantasy series, the Vampire from Hell as well as exploring her passion for vampire romance with a new YA paranormal romance series called The Moon Journals. Download other FREE Ebooks by Ally Thomas.

Learn more about Ally Thomas, author of the Vampire from Hell series at Amazon.

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Sizzling Summer Blog Hop July 4th!

The Romance Troupe’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop is Almost Here!
Please join over 40 authors and bloggers as we celebrate summer with some fabulous romantic tales.
Each blog will feature a SIZZLING excerpt from one of the author’s own books or from one of their favorite reads.
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Dive into the fun on July 4th as we kick off our shoes,  find our favorite lounge chair, put on our big straw hat (so we can see our eReader, of course),
and enjoy the summer sun.
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An iPAD MINI
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(Alternate prize for international winner)
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Fabulous Swag Pack #1
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
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Fabulous Swag Pack #2
+ $10 Amazon/B&N GC
+ Several surprise digital books
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